Bill L. Chacon, 1935 ~ 2013
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Bill Lionel Chacon, 78, of Moab, Utah, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 25, at the Canyonlands Care Center, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Monticello, Utah, on Oct. 25, 1935 to Cosme Chacon and Pomesena Manzanares.

He graduated from USU/Moab in psychology, economics and native language. He also served his country in the United States Marine Corps, and the United States Navy. He was honorably discharged from both. He lived most of his life in Moab.

Bill was an extremely loving and compassionate man and was a great friend to all who met him. He had an affectionate smile and would wave to everyone, whether he knew you or not. He is notably known for his thumbs-up if asked how he was doing.

He was a devout Catholic and enjoyed attending mass at St. Pius X Church. He performed maintenance duties at St. Pius X for many years and loved all its priests and parishioners through the years.

Bill loved sports, whether it was playing tennis or watching his kids play or watching his grandchildren play soccer or basketball. He was also a very dedicated Notre Dame fan, and also loved his beloved Raiders!

Bill extremely loved and was proud of his three children, Tony (Araceli) Chacon, Paul Chacon, and Marina (Ceasar) Soto. He also loved his stepmother, brothers and sisters beyond words – they were a big part of his life. He leaves behind stepmother, Telesfora Chacon of Monticello; sisters, Delores Vigil, Genevieve (Greg) Hernandez, both of Moab, Marianne Chacon of Mesquite, Nev., and Dora Martinez of Grand Junction, Colo.; and brother, Tony (Virginia) Chacon of Salt Lake City, Utah. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

Bill is preceded in death by the love of his life, Erma E. Chacon; his father and mother, Cosme Chacon and Pomesena Manzanares; also, brothers, Narciso Chacon and Raymond Chacon; a sister, Rosalinda Hurtado; and many aunts and uncles.

A special thank you to Canyonlands Care Center, St. Pius X Catholic Church, the community of Moab, and his friends for their loving care and support. Also, Spanish Valley Mortuary for all the arrangements.

The Chacon family received friends and family on Friday, Nov. 29, from 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church with a vigil Mass that followed. Funeral services for Bill were held at St. Pius X Catholic Church on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 10 a.m. He was laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Moab.

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